I love clothes and I’m always amazed at the mind of a designer. I would love to fit into many designers clothing, but with my height and top heavy-self it’s just not made for me and I’m okay with that. Than there’s other people who have an issue with it.
As you may have heard Abercrombie & Fitch has gone under scrutiny within the past week due to a controversial statement the CEO made stating he doesn’t want his stores making any XL clothing for women. I don’t see any issue with this– it’s his job to implement the vision and mission of Abercrombie & Fitch and that’s not what they’re about. No one should have say on how a store should run or what they should run in their store.
If fat people, yes fat people, don’t fit in their clothing than they can keep it moving and go shop at a store that carries XL clothing and up. Designers don’t necessarily need to cater to everyone’s shape and size because that’s not their vision.
This isn’t the first time CEO Mike Jeffries has made a controversial comment. Back in 2006 he said, “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.” Okay, THAT was a bit much. Fat people can be cool too so there’s no need for reckless speaking and putting people down.
In that statement alone I can definitely see why people would be upset. It was uncalled for and hurtful even to me because although I’m not fat, their clothing isn’t really geared towards my demographic either.
To them sex and slim/trimmed bodies sell their clothing so why change what doesn’t need to be fixed? People just need to stop caring and shop elsewhere. No one cares what Jeffries has to say either so he needs to just walk around with his lips glued to his ass and keep it moving. Obviously this one headed man isn’t going to budge so why waste our energy on it?